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Taliban rule out taking part in Afghan talks until prisoners released

Taliban militants will not take part in intra-Afghan talks until about 5,000 of their prisoners are released, a spokesman said on Monday, presenting a major...

Thailand welcomes tourists back after April virus ban

Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since commercial flights were banned in April to combat the...

Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen

Pakistan has arrested at least 25 Indian fishermen for allegedly fishing illegally in its waters, officials said on Wednesday. The Maritime Security Agency (MSA)...

Virus cases surge in Americas as IMF warns of economic carnage

More than 78,000 people were diagnosed with COVID-19 in the US and in Brazil alone Wednesday, as  the IMF laid out the unprecedented economic...

China says it will be forced to respond to Houston consulate closure

China warned on Thursday it will be forced to respond after the United States ordered the shutdown of its Houston consulate, a move the...

Nepal to provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment as cases surge

Nepal will provide free COVID-19 tests and treatment, an aide to the prime minister said on Tuesday, as the total number of infections was...

India to court ASEAN leaders as it seeks edge over China

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will host 10 Southeast Asian leaders as guests of honour at India's Republic Day celebrations as New Delhi seeks to...

Couples flock to deposit souvenirs in Slovak ‘love bank’

In a small medieval Slovak town, couples are getting ready on Valentine’s Day to make a “deposit” about their romance in a place dedicated...

Italy motorway bridge collapses over Genoa in heavy rains, ‘dozens’ feared dead

A motorway bridge collapsed on Tuesday over the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing dozens of people according to the local ambulance service,...

B’desh media tycoon buried after hanging for war crimes

Bangladesh's fundamentalist Jamaat-e- Islami leader and media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali was buried in  the wee hours on Sunday (Sept 4) in his ancestral village in...